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Offence or Defence?


Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Ok solicting opinions here.

My Inquisitor now has enough money to buy some mithral stuff. He's mobility based, so medium (regular) armor is right out.

I can buy a mithral katana (his primary weapon) or mithral plate. Part of the 'theme' is I want to keep his gear all one exotic metal (so, no, I'm not looking for Adamantine weapon/mithral armor)

I've 5K GP roughly.

So a +1 Mithral katana, per heroforge costs 5050GP (50 for the sharp and pointy, 3k for mithral, 2k for +1.) I already have a masterwork (steel) katana but, as Dex just hit 5th level, I *don't* believe his class bane ability would make a masterwork blade +3 to hit, +2 to damage, where a if it were magical it would be +3 to hit +3 to damage (and in both cases +2d6).

While a masterwork agile Mithral breastplate would cost 'only' 4200 (200 for the breastplate, 4K for the mithral) and would increase his AC by 2 over his leather lamilar he's wearing now. (The agile's a must since acrobatics isn't a class skill, but he's a mobility/scout build.) His AC is 19 now, so that would bump it to 21, w/o a reduction in speed.

People's thoughts?

Grand Lodge

Matthew Morris wrote:
People's thoughts?

A Mithral Breastplate is always the first thing I'd purchase... Add +1 to it with your next 1,000 gold.

Dark Archive

Nitpick: an agile breastplate is 400 gp, while a regular one is 200.

I don't personally think the mithral katana is worth it, but I know you know that. The breastplate is certainly greater bang for your buck. I would delay a +1 mithral katana for a little while, especially since you can always use a scroll of magic weapon to hit something with DR/magic.

Grand Lodge


If you *do* get a mithril katana, be sure to splurge for a fortifying stone (1000gp) to raise its hardness to 20... so it won't evaporate the first time something with an adamantine weapon sunders it :)

+1 on the classic mithril breastplate (adding Comfort if you're so inclined).

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Little bit of Threadromancy here.

I wanted to thank everyone who suggested 'get the breast plate first'. Dex avoided being hit 3 times because he had the breast plate. Pretty massive hits at that.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Is Shizuru your god?

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Mostly :-)

By the book, Shizuru is Dex's deity. He's also an Inquisitor with the heretic archtype, so I needed a good heresy. In reading the descriptions of the deities, I realized Shizuru and Saranae have a lot of overlap, so he worships both as an aspect of the same goddess, whom he simply calls, "The Lady."

Or as he'd put it. "The Lady is ancient, and has many names, does it matter if you call her Saranae, my bretheren call her Shizuru, or I call her the Lady, knowing her true name is unfathomable. She is clearly tolerant and understanding of all her children, as I am still in her good graces, as are her other children."

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber


I am currently playing a Duergar Heretic Inquisitor of Irori with the Heresy Inquisition.

My heretical view is that Irori and Droskar are two parts of the same god, split in an event near the Time of Darkness.

You can see her here.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

I'll have to look when I get home. I think Inquisitor Heretics are becoming one of my favourite classes, if not my favourite.

I've a Inquisitor of Sheylin in my head, thinking a good heresy is that pain can be beautiful (if consentual) and he 'reaches out' to the Kuthites...

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